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CMS Announces Limited Restart of RAC Program On August 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to restart the Recovery Audit program on a limited basis. Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) will soon begin automated and complex reviews on claims related to spinal fusions, outpatient therapy services, durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2014 CONTACT: Kristin Walter firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 898-0995 GAO: RACs Remain Vital to Medicare Integrity Report evaluates Medicare integrity programs, emphasizes RAC program’s transparency and effectiveness Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Government Accountability Office today released a new report evaluating Medicare post-payment integrity programs, including Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). “The report confirms […]
Government watchdog group, Citizens Against Government Waste, responds to a July GAO report on postpayment claims reviews. Read more from Citizens Against Government Waste here.
CMS has reintroduced the RAC program with limited contracts. Read more on Bloomberg BNA.
The Senate has released its annual appropriations bill, including a provision aimed at tackling ongoing delays in the Medicare appeals process. Subscribers to Inside Health Policy can access the full article here.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging recently held a hearing to explore the impact of hospital ‘observation status’ admission on Medicare beneficiaries. Subscribers to Inside CMS can access the full story here.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will allow the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program to resume oversight of Medicare improper payments, following a two-month hiatus. Subscribers to Inside CMS can access the full story here.
After a two-month hiatus, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program – used to combat waste in Medicare – will be reinstated in August.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 4, 2014 CONTACT: Becky Reeves email@example.com (202) 898-0995 CMS Restarts the RAC Program Medicare’s most effective integrity initiative to resume auditing in August 2014 Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will allow the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program – used to review Medicare […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2014 CONTACT: Becky Reeves firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 898-0995 Senate Hearing Spotlights Impact of Hospital Admissions on Seniors Lawmakers, witnesses discuss profound negative impact of ‘observation status’ on Medicare beneficiaries, underscoring need for greater Medicare oversight Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity issued a statement regarding today’s hearing: Admitted or Not? […]